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Salvia reptans 'West Texas'

West Texas Cobalt Sage

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Item #: 3732

Zones: 5b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico, United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(aka: Salvia leptophylla) Salvia reptans 'West Texas' is another truly fabulous native salvia that seems to have completely missed cultivation! This easy-to-grow Texas native is a close relative of Salvia azurea but, in my opinion, is a much nicer plant. Normally a lax plant, this upright form of Salvia reptans was collected by Pat McNeal of Texas in the Davis Mountains at 4,000' in Davis County, Texas. The needle-thin, green leaves adorn the 3' tall stems and in September it bursts forth at the tips with vivid, dark cobalt-blue flowers. Native to the Trans-Pecos region, it is found in dry, gravelly, mountainous washes. Despite this affinity for well-drained soils, it has performed marvelously in the muggy Southeast.